Today is a tremulous time for a lot of people in almost every sector around the globe. Things are changing fast thanks primarily to awesome technological advances like nothing we have seen since the invention of gunpowder. No one can deny how the world has been and continues to be changed by gunpowder. Now it is the internet that is disrupting entire societies, both for good and for evil. Everything from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to small IoT gadgets that monitor an employee's daily activities are blasting off into the stratosphere as they continue to develop.
What if you could hire Google as an employee--or even your Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)? Though artificial intelligence (AI) is in its early phases, the real allure is not that it could, someday, be just like a human being, but that it could be more than a human. After all, even the smartest person in your company doesn't have the wealth of information that Google does, all available in a microsecond. While humankind will likely never reach the speed or accuracy of AI in performing certain tasks, employees of the future will need to function in similar ways. They will need to pull from a broad range of knowledge to find the right answers, deliver results quickly, offer a variety of solutions to a single problem, be adaptable, consider the whole market or subject before offering a suggestion, and be consistent in their performance.
We've seen plenty of birds-eye views of the humongous new Apple Campus 2 as it nears completion near its current headquarters in Cupertino, California. SEE ALSO: Apple's'spaceship' campus looks like a futuristic, solar-powered fortress in new drone video In March, Mashable brought you some great photos of the interior building as it was starting to come together. Now, website MacGeneration (via MacRumors) has gotten their hands on some updated shots of the interior as the campus nears completion. At 2.8 million square feet, the solar-powered campus will house 13,000 employees and includes a 120,000-square-foot subterranean auditorium that can seat 1,000. In addition, it'll also boast a 60,000-square-foot restaurant and a massive 20,000-car parking lot.
Millennials now make up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, outnumbering employees from the Generation X and baby boomer generations. And with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution coming into full swing, the "future of work" is looking gloomy for Millennials. In Carl Frey and Michael Osborne's "The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation? study, they analyzed the number of jobs at risk to technology, and according to their estimates, about 47 percent of total U.S. employment is in the high-risk category of being replaced by automation such as that produced by robots. A McKinsey & Company report states that "half of today's work activities could be automated by 2055, but this could happen up to 20 years earlier or later depending on various factors, in addition to other economic conditions." The report says they are most prevalent in manufacturing, accommodation and food service, and retail trade, and include some middle-skill jobs.